Pancakes homemade cod are a perfect choice to take advantage of this fish leftovers after a specified date such as Christmas or Easter. That’s why at RecetasGratis we teach you on this occasion how to make cod cakes easily step by step.
In Portugal this recipe is known as “pataniscas de bacalao” and they are very popular as an appetizer or fish starter, but ones we are going to prepare this time have a flattened shape so they are more similar to tortillas than to fritters. thus, they can be made in any shape.
Ingredients to make homemade cod pancakes:
- 200 grams of cod cooked and flaked
- 3 eggs
- 2 dessert spoons of cornstarch or wheat flour
- ½ small onion, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 handful of chopped parsley (optional)
- Lemon (optional)
How to make homemade cod pancakes:
Step NO 1
Beat eggs together with flour until they form a puree or a slightly thick cream. If you want to make cod tortillas gluten-free, add cornstarch (fine corn flour) instead of wheat flour to this mixture.
Tip: Sift flour to avoid lumps.
Step NO 2
Add chopped onion and garlic and cooked and flaked cod and season to taste with salt and pepper. At this time if you wish, you can also add chopped parsley to give cod cakes a little more flavor.
Step NO 3
Mix batter of grandmother’s cod pancakes until you get a consistency similar to one in photograph. If it is very thick, add another beaten egg or a little milk, vegetable or water.
Step NO 4
Turn on fire and place a pan with olive oil. When hot, fry tortillas by adding flat portions of dough with a spoon.
Keep in mind that you can give them a flattened shape about a finger thick like these but, if you want to make authentic Portuguese cod pancakes, place a pot with much more oil and simply drop dough from spoon like fritters so that take any shape, yes, both have to be well browned on both sides and with a crunchy crust.
Step NO 5
After frying homemade cod pancakes, place them on a plate with absorbent paper to remove excess oil and serve them hot with a few lemon wedges if you like. Accompany them with a carrot and onion rice and you will see how well both dishes combine.
If you prefer, you can also try this other recipe for baked cod tortillas to make them less caloric.
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